Recent events has the shill media blaming fan backlash for the tragic turn that Jake Lloyd’s life has taken. But as always, the media’s narrative is easily discredited.
So what really happened?
When we look at media publications from 1999, we see that the media didn’t have too many kind things to say about young Jake Lloyd.
From The Guardian:
Young Anakin is poorly characterised, you never believe this angel-faced lad could ever become Darth Vader. Much better, had he been a little older and drawn like Edward Furlong’s John Connor character in Terminator 2, where a basically a good lad could convincingly go bad depending on how nurtured. The people of Mos Espa annoyingly call young Anakin, ‘Annie’, leading you to expect the young prodigy to break into Tomorrow at any moment. (This also explains why in later years he takes to wearing a black dress).
Also From The Guardian:
In fact the article from Newsweek was so upsetting to Ron Howard, that he took the time to write a letter admonishing them for their thoughtlessness:
In 2017, Bleeding Cool warned the fans that Ron’s letter might be a bad omen for Solo:
That’s right. Ron Howard thought The Phantom Menace was “truly amazing.” Howard doesn’t go into detail about how much Jar Jar Binks played into his verdict, but at this point it’s probably safe to assume that Howard loved Jar Jar. He was probably his favorite character in the entire franchise, maybe tied with the Ewoks. Hell, he may even bring him back for Han Solo, since he liked The Phantom Menace so much.
10 years after the release of The Phantom Menace, Jake Lloyd was interviewed at Supernova in Sydney, Australia:
Who does he blame?
Not fans in general. But rather, high school and college students.
“High school…they wouldn’t let it go. You know how they can be in high school. They’re so charming and intelligent. Awesome people. Yeah, that was wonderful. College has been similar. Again, you’ll never find more intelligent charming people than the drunk students of the college world.”
And what did he say about the fans at the convention he was at?
“It depends on the fan, obviously. But the way this one is set up, I’ve noticed that a lot of people just know each other already. It’s really nice to kind of stand on the outside of that and see them comingle, and enjoy each other’s company, and just know that they’re here to have fun. And everyone can relate to that.
Every time I come to one of these, there’s always people who bring their younger children, like 9 and 10 year olds, who just absolutely love the film.”
Another interesting interview at the same event, shows the media asking Jake silly questions such as to whether or not being the young Anakin helps out with the ladies, and finishing off with reminding Jake that child stars often turn to a life of drugs:
During that interview when asked about the convention, Jake states,
“It’s nice. You come for the fans. That’s what you’re here for, to meet people who take you into their home, and enjoy what you did, and…or even if they didn’t, they still want to come up and ask questions, and sort things out for themselves, and that’s what you’re here for.”
So he wasn’t blaming genuine fans at all.
According to an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2012, Jake Lloyd actually blamed schoolyard bullying and George Lucas himself:
But while his 2015 high speed car chase made headlines, what few seemed to know or bother to report, was that while in prison, Jake was diagnosed with schizophrenia. According to Tech Times:
The mother of the 27-year-old actor maintained that his reckless behavior was due to a mental condition he was not taking his drugs for. She even admitted that he had previously tried to attack her when he skipped taking his medication, but she chose not to press charges.
As first revealed on TMZ, Lloyd has now been officially diagnosed with schizophrenia and transferred out of prison and into a psychiatric ward where he will be getting treatment instead of finishing his sentence.
So once again we see that the SJW and schill media narrative has no foundation in reality.
You can read about the media’s treatment of Ahmed Best here.
You can also read about Andrew Dobson’s misleading comic that was making the rounds on Twitter, which I’ve discredited here.
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